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Our daily challenge is:
extract of Alrol's Discipline 'We make profit with our products and we put money in the bank.'
I still remember how cold and windy it was on that day in October, 2010 when I took the photo above. Coming from a rather 'hilly' designed country, I am still fascinated how wide I can see in some parts of the U.S.
There have been some cool days in October 2013 even in Northwest Georgia.
On some of them I was rather sweating because of the work I had to do:
Why should I even look into the future?As the owner of a small business, I get much involved in daily business, and I have to deal with questions about next week or next month. And, I like this.
So, I have the tendency to work from day to day rather than looking ahead months or even years. Who knows about the future anyway?!
Once a month I meet with CEOs of similar companies.
One of our core values is: since nobody else around us really does it, we will do it; we hold one another accountable for any actions we do, and plan to do.
Once a year we meet for two days to present and to discuss our strategic planning.
Guess now, when this retreat was planned? Yes, end of October.
Now you understand why I was sitting and thinking hard during cool October days, asking for more and other numbers that I could crunch or transform into colorful pies.
I was sweating, and in a rather inaccessible mood to receive people.
Look into the future or, I may not become a part of it
Every single minute which I spent in this process was very well spent, and so was each drop of sweat!
This was a healthy process for me to do.
Strategy and Markets 2014
This means planning ahead.That is what I like to do.
Strategy for me is:
My summary is simple:
SWOT gives the answers to who and what we are, and what we may face.
Strategy follows SWOT and defines how we will put the rubber on the road.
Of course, I like the 'rubber on the road' part ....